William Gyles Guesthouse home of the Newport International Hostel
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About the Hostel

The Story of 16 Howard Street, Newport
(as per plaque on the front of the house)

William Gyles House
One story of which may be the one story “mansion” located on this site before 1791. The building was purchased on May 31, 1791, for 150 Spanish silver milled dollars. The land, which had been given to Trinity Church (its income to be used to educate boys in grammar and mathematics) was purchased in November 1, 1805. Both purchases were made by Daniel Ginodo. Present owners here since July 6, 1927.


What is a Hostel?
A hostel is not just a cheap place to sleep, it's a lifestyle! Come join the fun!


We are listed in travel guidebooks, including:
Lonely Planet USA


*Hostel trends: Read what Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book company in the world, has to say about unique trends in hostels around the world in the online article: The Irresistible Rise of the "poshtel". Three cheers to hostelling!!!


"Hostelling - A Lifestyle" is an article from the International Travel News, a monthly travel publication written by, and for, high-frequency travelers. Newport Hostel owner Merrilee Zellner was interviewed in this article.


This guesthouse is owned and operated by former manager of the HI-Boston Hostel, Merrilee Zellner.

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